RIPLEY, W.Va. — The Winfield boys and girls cross country teams took top honors in their respective events at the Ripley Covered Bridge Invitational on Saturday in Jackson County.
The Generals racked up a winning score of 18 points in the 10-team boys competition — with two runners in the top-10 — followed by host Ripley with 70 points and Ravenswood with 82 points. Point Pleasant finished in eighth with 194 points. Buffalo’s Hayden Harrison led the pack of 92 with a time of 16:46.3.
Hunter White (19:37.6) led the Black Knights with a 28th place finish, followed by Luke Wilson (19:49.9) with a 32nd place finish. Wyatt Dean (22:43.3) took 57th, while Brandon Henderson (23:33.1) and Tanner Durst (23:34.2) finished 64th and 66th respectively. Brandon Hall (27:37.4) placed 83rd, followed by Bradley Gibbs (30:19.4) in 87th place and Byron Fisher (31:38) in 90th place for Point Pleasant.
The Lady Generals paced the field with 18 points, followed by Wirt County in second with 67 points and Ripley in third with 80 points. The Lady Knights finished in sixth with 176 points. Winfield’s Rachael Englund led the field of 49 with a time of 20:34.8.
PPHS was led by Allison Henderson (25:07.7) with a 26th place finish. Karson Bonecutter (27:59.9) placed 51st, followed by Macy Adkins (28:10.1) in 52nd place. Makinley Higginbotham (37:08) took 48th place, while Karissa Cochran (37:23.8) took 49th place.
Complete results of the Ripley Covered Bridge Invitational can be found on the web at www.runwv.com
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106